Enhancing women’s role in land management decisions

March 2016
IIED (Thierry Berger)

Large-scale agricultural investments impact upon men and women in different ways, yet women’s voices and interests are not always heard in decisions about land. How can women’s rights be strengthened when decisions are being made about large-scale agricultural investments that affect their livelihoods? An IIED webinar involving Helen Dancer (University of Brighton) and Naseku Kisambu (TAWLA – Tanzania Women Lawyers Association) examined how women’s involvement in decision-making processes relating to land can be enhanced at the local level, focusing on commercial agriculture and village bylaws in Tanzania.